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The CFPB’s student loan ombudsman may have quit, but he is not going quietly. “After 10 months under your leadership, it has become clear that consumers no longer have a strong, independent consumer bureau on their side,” Seth Frotman told his former boss, Acting Director Mick Mulvaney.
The Department of Education has killed an information-sharing agreement with the CFPB that was intended to protect student loan borrowers. It called the Bureau “an overreaching and unaccountable agency.”
Image: Big compliance changes are afoot in higher education, as more universities hire their first enterprise-wide compliance officer—a trend that took flight in 2013 and keeps on going. “[A]cademic medical centers aside, a central compliance function is a newer concept than in the corporate world,” says Robert Roach, CCO of ...